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Wrexham Performing Arts Student in Final of Hit BBC Dance Show

A teenager from Rhosllanerchrugog has danced his way into the final of a hit BBC series.

Former Coleg Cambria student, Thomas Hughes Lloyd, has been chosen as one of the last five in the street Dance category of BBC Young Dancer 2017.

The series provides a platform for UK dancers aged 16-21 to demonstrate their dancing abilities through four competitive rounds designed to highlight their technical command, creative ability and expressive capability.

During their visit the BBC filmed Tom practising in the dance studio and being interviewed in the cafe for the documentary.

Tom, 18 from Rhosllanerchrugog, who is also mentoring others said: “I’m so excited to be part of the Young Dancer 2017 competition, it’s been an amazing experience and all the hard work I’ve put in is paying off.”

Jamie Jenkins, Performing Arts tutor said that Tom has the support of everyone in the dramatic arts department.

He added: “This is a fantastic opportunity for Tom to showcase his talent. Tom is a dedicated, driven and passionate young man.

“Tom is a great example of a student that works hard and most importantly never gives up when situations get harder and runs with all opportunities given.

“We are extremely proud of Tom’s achievement and from everyone one in the dramatic arts department we wish him the best of luck.”

The finals will be held in Sadler’s Well, London in April.

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